SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A proposal to reduce prison time for some domestic violence and sexual abuse crimes has sparked outrage in the Dominican Republic.
Proposed changes approved by a legislative committee include reducing the sentence for sexual abuse of a minor from 5 years to 3 years in most cases.
Another change would reduce the penalty for some forms of domestic violence, treating it as a serious offense only when there is death or major injury. The new code would also provide for jail terms in cases of defamation.
Human rights groups and women's advocates protested the changes outside Congress on Thursday. Justice Committee chairman Demostenes Martinez says the changes reflect 12 years of debate. The new code must still be approved by the full Congress and president.
Enough With the Roanoke Shooting Coverage, Already | RedState
S. E. Cupp - Blame Liberals for the Rise of Trump
‘I think she missed a button’: Miley Cyrus goes nearly naked at the #VMAs [photos, video]
Vox "Smart Take" Pushes Gun Confiscation. Here's What Would Happen If They Tried. - Bearing Arms - 2nd Amendment, Gun Confiscation
Nick Adams - Not a Single Illegal Immigrant in 7 Months... In Australia
Small But Honest Columnist Again Forced to Correct Highest-Rated Show on Cable TV | Human Events
WaPo editorial writer about to become very unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter - Hot Air